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Q-Tip was born on April 10, 1970 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Johnathan Davis. He has been married to Michele Daves since November 10, 1990. See full bio »

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 2014/II The Interview (writer: "A Milli" - as Kamaal Ibn John Fareed) (completed)
  The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2014) (writer - 1 episode, 2014)
- Colin Firth/Chloë Grace Moretz/Nas ft. Q-Tip (2014) ... (performer: "One Love") / (writer: "One Love")
 2013 Hello Ladies (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Wedding (2013) ... (writer: "Groove Is in the Heart" - as Kamaal Ibn John Fareed)
 2013/I The Heat (writer: "Groove Is in the Heart")
 2013 The Great Gatsby (performer: "A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got)") / (writer: "A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got)" - as Kamaal Fareed)
 2012 VH1 Divas 2012 (TV Movie) (writer: "Groove Is in the Heart")
 2012 The X Factor (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Live Show 2 (2012) ... (writer: "Back for Good/Groove Is in the Heart/Gangnam Style/Pump Up the Jam" - uncredited)
 2012 Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap (Documentary) (performer: "Vibrant Thing", "Wild Hot", "My Melody")
 2011 Formula 1: BBC Sport (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: Qualifying (2011) ... (performer: "Vivrant Thing" - uncredited)
 2011 Madden NFL 12 (Video Game) (writer: "Award Tour")
 2011 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #11.5 (2011) ... (writer: "Groove Is in the Heart" - uncredited)
 2011 90210 (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Revenge of the Nerd (2011) ... ("Bang Bang Bang", uncredited)
 2011/I No Strings Attached (performer: "BANG BANG BANG")
 2010 Jimmy Kimmel Live! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #9.20 (2010) ... (writer: "Bang Bang Bang")
  Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2010) (writer - 1 episode, 2010)
- Jim Parsons/Geoffrey Canada/Mark Ronson & The Business International (2010) ... (performer: "Bang Bang Bang" - uncredited) / (writer: "Bang Bang Bang" - uncredited)
 2010 Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.147 (2010) ... (writer: "Award Tour" - uncredited)
 2010 Getaway (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Greek Islands: Part 1 (2010) ... (writer: "Galvanize" - uncredited)
 2010 So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- 1 of 10 Voted Off (2010) ... (performer: "Heels")
 2009 Notorious (writer: "Gimme the Loot")
 2008 Cadillac Records (performer: "Evolution of a Man")
 2008 Step Brothers (performer: "Breathe and Stop") / (writer: "Breathe and Stop" - as Kamaal Fareed)
 2007 I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (writer: "Groove Is in the Heart" - as Kamaal Fareed)
 2007 What Love Is (writer: "Groove is in the heart")
 2006 Cobras & Lagartos (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 24 April 2006 (2006) ... (performer: "The Frog" - as Q-TIP)
 2006 Take the Lead (performer: "I Got Rhythm (Take the Lead Remix)", "La Cumparsita (Tango Remix)")
 2004/I Taxi (writer: "Pass the Courvoisier (Part II)" - as Kamaal Fareed)
 2004 I Love the '90s (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- 1990 (2004) ... (writer: "Groove Is In the Heart")
 2004 Chappelle's Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.11 (2004) ... (performer: "Wrap It Up Tight", "V.D. Thing")
 2003 Cheaper by the Dozen (lyrics: "People Come Together" - as K. Fareed) / (writer: "People Come Together" - as K. Fareed)
 2003 Love Don't Cost a Thing (writer: "Pass the Courvoisier (Part 2)" - as Kamaal Fareed)
 2003 Bad Boys II (writer: "Didn't Mean" - as Kamaal Ibn Fareed)
 2003 Anne B. Real (writer: "Phony Rappers")
 2002 Janet Jackson: Live in Hawaii (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Got 'til It's Gone" - as Kamaal Ibn Fareed, uncredited)
 2001 On the Line (writer: "If Everybody Looked the Same" - as Kamaal Fareed)
 2001 Max Keeble's Big Move (writer: "If Everybody Looked the Same" - as Kamaal Fareed)
 2001 Made (writer: "Electric Relaxation" - as Kamaal Fareed)
 2001 Save the Last Dance (as Kamaal Fareed, "You") / (performer: "You")
 2000 Miss Congeniality (writer: "If Everybody Looked the Same" - as Kamaal Fareed)
 2000 Charlie's Angels (writer: "Groove Is In The Heart" - as Kamaal Fareed)
 2000 Get Carter (writer: "If Everybody Looked the Same" - as Kamaal Fareed)
 2000 The Replacements (writer: "If Everybody Looked The Same")
 2000 Gone in Sixty Seconds (writer: "If Everybody Looked the Same" - as K. Fareed)
 2000 The Next Best Thing (writer: "If Everybody Looked The Same" - as K. Fareed)
 2000 Boiler Room (writer: "Award Tour")
 2000 Down to You (writer: "Groove Is In The Heart" - as Kamaal Fareed)
 1999 Skate and Destroy (Video Game) (writer: "Award Tour" - as Kamaal Fareed)
 1999 Flava (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Flava Featuring Mel G (1999) ... (writer: "Got 'til It's Gone" - uncredited)
 1999/I Lost & Found (writer: "Groove Is in the Heart" - as Kamaal Fareed)
 1998 Janet: The Velvet Rope (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Got 'til It's Gone" - as Kamaal Ibn Fareed, uncredited)
 1998 Free Tibet (Documentary) (writer: "Check the Rhime", "Walk on the Wild Side" - as K. Fareed)
 1998 Can't Hardly Wait (writer: "Groove Is In The Heart" (The Deee-Remix) - as Kamal Fareed)
 1998 Ride (writer: "Never Say Goodbye" - as J. Davis)
 1998 Slam (performer: "Hey") / (writer: "Hey" - as K. Fareed)
 1996 High School High (writer: "Peace, Prosperity & Paper" - as Kamaal Ibn John Fareed)
 1996 Get on the Bus (writer: "The Remedy")
 1996 When We Were Kings (Documentary) (performer: "Rumble In The Jungle")
 1995 Kids (writer: "Crooklyn (Instrumental)" - as J. Davis) / (writer: "Oh My God (Remix Version)" - as John Davis)
 1994 Beverly Hills Cop III (as J. Davis, "Leavin'")
 1993 Hookers Hustlers Pimps and Their Johns (Documentary) (writer: "Groove Is in the Heart" - as Kamaal Fareed)
 1993 Poetic Justice (writer: "Bonita Applebum" - as John William Davis) / (writer: "Gangsta Bitch" - as J. Davis)
 1993 Mi vida loca (writer: "If the Papes Come" - as J. Davis)
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